five beers and two or three shots, and that was it. >> a few beers, a couple of shots and some methadone. >> exactly. >> he was at a party. he felt sleepy. and then he stopped breathing. your girlfriend just happened to find you. >> thankfully, yeah. >> if she hadn't found you? >> i wouldn't be here. >> you'd be dead. for sure. >> definitely. i was dead when she found me. >> for ben, the story is going to sound familiar. it started with a prescription for shoulder pain. in fact, he, in part, fits the profile of an overdose victim. typically, they are male. they are in their 40s and 50s. they started with a prescription. and three years later, they were dead. between the time he got his pain prescription and then had his overdose, ben started to become dependent. >> started out small, like, you know, vicodin and percocet, but then, of course, those don't work as well.